The National Catholic Review

July 19, 2004

Vol. 191 No. 2Whole No. 4657


Never Again

For years the hypothetical case of the “ticking time-bomb” has served as a test for moralists probing the limits of absolute prohibitions: Are authorities permitted, by way of exception, to torture a captive who probably has information about a hidden time-bomb that could kill large numbers of pe

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For Those in Need
Paul Wilkes
First of all, the answers to two questions burning at the back of many of our minds concerning the highly charged issue of faith-based in
In Our Own Image
John A. Coleman
Reading American Jesus, I longed to teach again a course I regularly used to offer on American culture and religion.

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Let Us Pray
Dianne Bergant
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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
Dianne Bergant
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Living With My Sisters
Jeffrey J. Guhin
Of Many Things
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James Martin, SJ
Blue Hydrangeas
Karen Zealand
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